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A resource not a pest

A conservation and hunting lobby has criticised a call by Environment Canterbury for more funding to prevent a national plague…

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Beefing up meat sector

Beef up, sheep down, is the simple message from Beef + Lamb NZ’s latest data on the state of the…
 

World

No luck for Irish contractors

Ireland, often a source of skilled farm machinery operators for rural contractors in New Zealand, is facing even worse driver shortages than NZ.

 

Fines for farm invaders

Animal rights activists entering Queensland farms without permission now face being fined.

Where to for the UK?

“On a knife-edge,” is how NZ’s former high commissioner to London, Sir Lockwood Smith, describes the British government’s EU exit plans.

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Agribusiness

 

Management

 

Farmers breed for worm resistance

A farmer collective breeding for parasite resistant genetics claim they are leading the pack as drench resistance becomes more prevalent and drench failure is reported NZ-wide.

Opposition to NAIT data grab

The Government's proposal to take ownership of all animal traceability core data is being rejected by key primary sector organisations, including Fonterra.

Farm Health

Machinery & Products

 

8R gets golden gong

The latest John Deere 8R series tractors, yet to be released, have already won the only gold medal at the…

JD’s new 6M series breaks cover

John Deere's country manager for New Zealand, Mark Hamilton-Manns, says JD’s 6M series tractors are a rugged workhorse well received…

Motoring

New wagon a little different

Subaru's latest SUV offering fills a need for drivers looking for something smaller and a little more potent than your…

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The Hound

Told ya!

OPINION: As pointed out in this column a while back, a new special agricultural trade envoy (SATE) has now been appointed…

How come?

OPINION: This old mutt is somewhat conflicted over the $3 billion Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) overseen by the king of pork…

 

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OPINION: Your canine crusader reckons it’s hard not to see why the Government is seen as anti-farming.

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Collaboration increases capability

Initially designed to assist fertiliser spreading trucks operating on steep New Zealand hill country, TracMap’s GPS guidance and job management…